Henry and Mary Ponsonby
Henry Ponsonby, a former soldier in the Crimean war, was an assistant to the Prince Consort and married Mary Bulteel, Queen Victoria's lady-in-waiting, in 1861. Nine years later he was appointed the Queen's private secretary. They were more radical than most of the royal family and other courtiers, and their presence was a counterweight to the crown's traditional conservatism.
They could always see the funny side of court life, and never overestimate...
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